Xylobiont Coleopterans

Can forests of the Carpathians be a reference point for the virgin forests of the Central Europe? The proof for this is represented by xylobiont Coleopterans Over recent years many German experts specialising in forestry have visited forests in Romania and Ukraine. On these

Death Of A Deer

The drought had killed any pale of windThe sun had melted, the dust stayed skinned. What was ere left was a parched sky a-flood. From shafts lean buckets are welling out mud. Over the forests, increasingly – fires, fires,Are dancing in savage, satanical spires. I take

About Simion Florea Marian's "Insects..."

A valuable folklore study published over a hundred years ago: Simion Florea Marian, Insects in the Romanian language, faith and customs (see Chapters Zoological Portraits and A Folk Bestiary) In 1903 a unique book was published, written by Simion Florea Marian (1847-1907),

The Butterflies

Butterflies are the souls of infants That will never be born. They have no parents, yet I see themTheir progenitors have never been bornSo that they could come into the world. And here they are, although it can't beFor there is no reason for their descentYet they fly

The Pig Way

see Gallery The Story of the Pig is one of Ion Creanga's loveliest stories. The story of the pig in contemporary Romanian art is, in its turn, one of the most exciting. The image of the pig in current art ranks, unexpectedly, among the most significant and consistent

Monkeys Without Rights

The article of Peter Singer about monkey rights and human rights published in the 232nd issue of Dilema veche praises the recent approval by the Commission for the Environment, Agriculture and Fishing of the Spanish Parliament concerning the Great Project regarding monkeys.

Mihai Băcescu And Jacques Yves Cousteau

Acipenser guldenstaedti The Sturgeon Collection of the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History I had the chance to work in the institution managed by the academician Mihai Băcescu for a quarter of a century and to know well its programmes concerning the development

The Hieroglyphic Story

The Hieroglyphic Story x excerpt Before the foundations of Babylon were laid, and Semiramis began to lay out her hanging garden paradise (one of the seven wonders of the world, without doubt,) and the Euphrates, famed among Asian rivers, started bathing its lanes, ill

Biodiversity Protection Beyond 2010

The real chance that Romania has to shelter the most numerous populations of bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes (almost 33,800 species of animals, out of which 33,085 are invertebrate and 707 are vertebrate) is what inspired us to extend this invitation to the world. The

The Tomis Sculpture Treasure: The Dioscuri

The divinity is represented standing, nude, looking ahead. The horse is smaller than the body of the Dioscure god. Only the left part of the statue of the two Dioscuri was preserved. Height = 0. 520 m; Width = 0. 107 m; Depth = 0. 350 m. Statue in slightly corroded, yellowish

The Tomis Sculpture Treasure: Bacchus

Bacchus is one of the most popular deities of the ancient world. This deity came from Thrace, entered Ancient Greece, from where it reached Dobruja. From Greece it came under the name of Dionysus. Later, through assimilation to a divinity in Asia Minor, he was also called

Lupa Capitolina

The Roman antiquity in Dobruja: the she-wolf, Lupa Capitolina, the emblem of Rome on a funerary stela Lupa Capitolina of Ibida (Slava Rusa village, Tulcea County)The funerary stela of a Roman soldier from Legion XI Claudia camped in the south of Dobruja at Durostorum. The